Tejada's Walk Off Ends Cards' Win Streak
Astros battle back after Valverde blows 3-0 lead in 9th
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 7, 2008 9:19 PM CDT
Houston Astros' Miguel Tejada reacts as the ball goes over the wall for a walkoff home run in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.   (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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(Newser) – Miguel Tejada's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave the Houston Astros a 5-3 win over St. Louis on Monday night, snapping a five game winning streak for the Cardinals. Tejada's home run to right field off Kyle McClellan (0-1) scored pinch runner Darin Erstad.

The Astros led 3-0 before the Cardinals' three-hit ninth inning. Ryan Ludwick's two-out, two RBI double off closer Jose Valverde (2-0) tied it at 3 in the top of the ninth. Cesar Izturis scored easily on the hit to right center field. Astros pitcher J.R. Towles was in position to tag Troy Glaus at home, but couldn't hold onto the ball during a collision.